Landslides displace seven families

Panchthar, June 26

Seven families were displaced due to the landslides that occurred in different places of Yangbarak Rural Municipality, in Panchthar, last night.

The families were displaced after a mud slip swept away one house and destroyed six other houses at Muklabung, Dhimale and Betini of the rural municipality last night.

A house belonging to Pahalman Rai was swept away, said police.

According to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narendra Kunwar of Panchthar District Police Office, the landslides destroyed houses belonging to Rajesh Mangmu, Santosh Bega, Milan Mangmu, Jit Bahadur Mangmu, Dal Bahadur Chauhan and Lal Bahadur Chauhan.

DSP Kunwar informed that the landslide victims were sheltering with their neighbours.

Similarly, the landslide has also put houses belonging to Rajesh Rai and Jas Bahadur Rai at high risk in Chimba Village of the rural municipality.

DSP Kunwar said that a joint police team from the DPO, Changthapu and Phalaincha Police Post was deployed to the incident site after information reached the police office.

The District Disaster Management Committee meeting was held after the incident today. Coordinator of the committee and Chief District Officer Murari Wasti said the meeting decided to send relief materials, food and clothes along with the police and a Red Cross team to the site. The incident site is 90 kilometres away from district police headquarters in Phidim.

With the onset of monsoon, hundreds of families get displaced in the hilly and mountain regions of the country every year due to landslides.